Vegas Seven

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    At Least the Housing Is Cheap

    By Bob Whitby

    One of the upsides of a down economy: affordable housing. And since our economy has been down for years now, we’ve got some really affordable—some might even say “cheap”—housing.

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    A Little Credit, Please

    By Sean DeFrank

    It’s no secret that Nevada’s financial health is not good. The state has had the highest foreclosure rate for 44 consecutive months, with one in every 84 households receiving foreclosure filings. Depressed yet? Well, you might want to avoid a trip to the mall for retail therapy. Global credit information group Experian recently cited Las Vegas as the city with the seventh-lowest credit score, at 707. That score goes with Las Vegas’ reeling real estate market, according to Peg Smith, executive vice president for Experian.

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    Do You Think We’re Sexy?

    By Sean DeFrank

    It seems that sinning doesn’t necessarily translate into good sex. The October issue of Men’s Health ranks “America’s Most Sex-Happy Cities,” and Las Vegas didn’t fare very well. Despite our threadbare “What happens here, stays here” reputation, Las Vegas checks in at No. 70, trailing such erotic locales as Bakersfield, Calif. (No. 9); Fresno, Calif., (No. 14); Salt Lake City (No. 23); Sioux Falls, S.D. (No. 40); Des Moines, Iowa (No. 44); Aurora, Colo. (No. 61); and Toledo, Ohio (No. 62).

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    Here We Go Again

    By Bob Whitby

    In what is becoming a tiresomely familiar routine, Nevada and Las Vegas have once again topped a couple of lists no place wants to be on, earning yet more ignominious awards for the trophy case. This time, we learned that Nevada is No. 1 when it comes to credit card and mortgage delinquencies, and Las Vegas is No. 4 when it comes to specious “slip and fall” insurance claims. Yippee!

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    We’re No. 1!

    By Paul Szydelko

    Eye twitching involuntarily? Grinding your teeth at night? Hair falling out in thick clumps? Too quick to honk at that SOB ahead of you at the stoplight? Welcome to life in 2010 in Las Vegas, the nation’s most stressful city, according to Forbes. The magazine evaluated unemployment rates (Vegas ranked highest of the 40 cities studied), access to health care (third worst), physical health (second worst) and exercise habits (ours are the worst), commute times and working hours to create the list. Los Angeles came in second, and Houston landed in third.

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    Yeah, But We’re Cool

    By Brooke Edwards

    So Las Vegas didn’t crack CNNMoney.com’s annual list of “100 Best Places to Live,” with Eden Prairie, Minn., taking the title. But our city outranked desirable hometowns in several categories, with homes that average half the price, twice the sunny days and more jobs added over the last decade than in the top five “best” cities combined. (Of course some of those jobs have since been lost, but let’s not quibble.)

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